How I Prolong My Heat Styles In Winter

January 26, 2015

My ends are more tolerant to the winter chill compared to last year and i credit my night routine. The ‘flat curl-bun’ method helps protect my ends, while prolonging the heat style for 8-10 days. I recommend this style if you’ve been unsuccessful (like me) with the ‘wrap’ method.


HOW TO
1. I start with a wide-tooth comb to make sure there are no tangles and I follow with a soft bristle brush for a sleek look.
2. I section my hair into 4 and roll each section into a flat bun. To make the bun, i stick my index finger in the middle of each section and roll the hair around it. I flatten the bun with my free fingers and secure it with a bobby pin.
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3. I protect the buns with a silk scarf and head to bed. I use a silk scarf because it smoothens flyaways; it also prevents moisture loss to cotton pillowcase.
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The next morning, i  remove the scarf and style. I have never dyed/coloured my hair; the reddish tint noted is due to the relaxer. The colour is enhanced by my frequent use of honey.
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My ends feels moisturized and the bun leaves ‘waves’ in my hair.
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For straight styles, i smoothen the ‘waves’ with a bristle brush. Below, I opted for a sleek ponytail.
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Do you have a nighttime routine? Have you tried this method? How’s your hair holding up to the cold?